Natural beauty products – How to get started and WHY they matter

Kasia from natural skincare brand Sana Naturals featured the following beauty Q&A over on her blog recently. Kasia spoke to Noleen Sliney all about her work as a natural beauty makeup artist and dug deep with some great questions. Kasia…

A shareable video for friends and family – What to say to someone going through cancer

This video caught my eye yesterday. There are some practical points in here from popular YouTube Creator Jay Shetty about what to say to someone going through cancer. I think it’s a good one for sharing with friends and family…

*NOW CLOSED* Create beautiful brows in seconds with this gorgeous kit + Win your own!

Oh, the struggle is real, isn’t it? Patchy brows, sparse brows, thin brows, NO BROWS. Cancer treatment can do a number on our eyebrows and eyelashes as well as our hair. Thankfully two inspiring women from Cork have created a…

What to expect from hair regrowth after chemo

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy currently, or about to start treatment, then you might want to know what to expect in terms of hair regrowth afterwards. How long will it take to grow back? Will it look like it did before?…

Supporting each other on World Cancer Day

Happy Magazine Contributor Cathy McCarthy attended a Cancer Support Information Evening during the week at Meaghers Pharmacy in Churchtown, Dublin. She wrote this event report for us. You may or may not have known that last Tuesday, 4 February was…

I will not die from cancer – this is my decision

This is how it is in my head today. I will not die from cancer. I will live for my little boy, my Husband, my family, my friends, my readers. This is my decision and I can do it. There…

My favourite quick and HEALTHY snack

My favourite quick and healthy snack is really simple. Two big spoons of Vanilla Coconut Yogurt from the Coconut Collaborative topped with a tablespoon of Linwoods Milled Organic Flaxseed, a tablespoon of Lizi’s Low Sugar Granola, a big handful of…

This waterproof sleeve works wonders for picc lines

Last Monday I had a picc line inserted in my left upper arm to help make my chemo infusions a little easier. I’d been having quite a bit of trouble with my veins and was starting to look purple and…

These Banana Breakfast Muffins will make getting up in the morning a little easier! Recipe from Roz Purcell’s No …

I’m a Roz Purcell fan. She’s real and fabulous on her Instagram and her recipes are always easy and, most importantly, tasty! I reached out to her recently to ask for a new recipe for Happy Magazine and her team…

This pretty Wellness Planner is a total bargain at only €3.99

Ah you gotta love the deals in the centre aisles of the German retailers! You never know what you might find. This week Aldi has got a pretty Wellness Planner which is a total bargain at only €3.99. With a…

If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ll enjoy this 🤣

Cats have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. We’ve had many cats over the years, all of them so different to each other and yet all of them so very loving in their…

Music therapy: Some of my all time favourites

Oh folks… is there really anything better than listening to some music that you really love? I’ve always been into music and my love for it just seems to grow as I do. Tonight I’m relaxing after a hospital day…

Clean Beauty: Winter Skin Essentials

An email from The Clean Beauty Edit caught my eye this week. Check out these three awesome clean beauty products perfect for these cold winter days… Evolve Organic Beauty Rainforest Rescue Serum, €28 A natural solution to oily and blemished…

5 quick tips for chemo

Tic Tacs for nausea Oh yes, folks, Tic Tacs are my saviour right now. I get hit with the Most Fearsome waves of nausea and boy, it’s pop a Tic Tac in my mouth as fast as I can or…

And then there was LIGHT – An update post from Holly

I am delighted to let you all know that I’ve had some Really Good News. I had a scan last week to check on my progress over the last three months. The results were GREAT. The scan showed much improvement…

Intimacy after cancer, loss of libido and menopause – By Trina Cleary

Sexual intimacy after cancer treatment is a difficult issue for many. Today we’re joined by Breast Cancer Survivor and Theya Healthcare Ambassador Trina Cleary who shares her thoughts on moving forward with her life after cancer and some of the…

8 minutes of pure relaxation – Weightless by Marconi Union

So this came up in my Instagram feed the other day and I just had to investigate… A song that can reduce anxiety? Really? Now how about that! So I had a listen. And it is lovely. And also very,…

New Year, New Yoga – Mini Flows for 2020 from Yogaru

Our Yoga Expert Ruth from Yogaru recently shared some special mini restorative yoga flow sequences for the New Year with us. Why not try them out at home for some instant calm and connection with yourself – they are simple…

*NOW CLOSED* Giveaway! Win yourself a Cancer Care Parcel on Happy Magazine

The lovely team at Cancer Care Parcel in the UK have sent us three amazing gift hampers to give away. We’ve got two Deluxe Chemo Patient Gift Packages, suitable for anyone going through chemo at the moment, and one Animal…

Meditate with Miriam

Miriam Hussey from Soul Space made a special announcement on Instagram yesterday. She will be running a week of guided meditations called Meditate with Miriam on Instagram TV starting from 13 January, completely free and for all levels, including complete beginners.…

I believe in hope

I think the hardest part of coming to terms with my metastatic breast cancer (MBC) diagnosis these past few months has been the struggle to believe in hope. Hope is a word I’d never much cared for, until now. It…

Looking for your next TV series? I’ve got just the thing…

Oooh it feels good to be tapping away at my keyboard once more! Hello everyone and Happy Christmas to you all. I hope Santa was good to you and you are all enjoying the holiday season. Today I thought I’d…

*NOW CLOSED* Festive Giveaway! Win an inspiring diary for 2020 from Get Up and Go Publications

I love the affordable and inspiring diaries from Irish publishing company Get Up and Go Publications. I’ve bought a few from them over the years and this year I couldn’t wait to see their new Diary for Busy Women 2020.…

IT’S HERE! Issue 3 of Happy Magazine is out now

I am delighted to announce that Issue 3 of Happy Magazine is here! Click here to see where you can get a copy or read it online right here 👇 This third print edition is 56 pages of our usual online…

Thriver Talks – Positive inspiration for breast cancer survivors and thrivers

A special pal of mine recently pointed me in the direction of Thriver Talks, a podcast series by two inspiring metastatic breast cancer “thrivers”, Nalie Agustin and Stephanie Seban, and I’m so glad she did. Their candid chats about life…

An update post for all readers

Good morning everyone! Today I want to give a long overdue update as to how I’m doing with chemo and also a magazine update. Thank you all so much for your patience these past few weeks while Happy Magazine has been…

Podcast Recommendation: Georgie Crawford speaks to leukemia survivor Ciaran Byrne

In the latest series of The Good Glow podcast, breast cancer survivor Georgie Crawford interviews inspiring leukemia survivor Ciaran Byrne in episode 2 and 3. On a dark day, this particular interview really lifted my spirits and put a spring…

Music therapy: Now That I’ve Found You

Liam Gallagher is generally pegged as the loud-mouthed rogue of 90s band Oasis but I tend to think there’s more to him than that. My Husband and I have really enjoyed his recent music as a solo artist and his…

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer At All Costs

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday to you, wherever you are. Today’s post on Happy Magazine is a book I’ve found intriguing these past few weeks – Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer At All Costs by Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.…

Your Stories: Finding calm during treatment – By Avril Patton

In March this year, after I found a lump, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. This lump turned out to be a 5cm, grade 3, stage 3 cancerous tumour. This is the day my life changed. There are…